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Maurene Goo Dishes on Food Trucks, Frenemies, and The Way You Make Me Feel

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. Maurene Goo’s The Way You Make Me Feel contains all of the perfect ingredients for a great summer read. There’s a blossoming romance, a heartfelt enemies-to-frenemies-to-bffs plot, and it’s all centered around a food truck whose menu will leave your mouth watering. Here, we chat with Goo about her favorite literary friendships, her love of Los Angeles, and the surprising character readers are crushing on. Bookish: In many ways, this book is a love letter to Los Angeles—the food, the people, the culture, the music. How have your own experiences growing up and living in LA influenced your writing? Maurene Goo: A lot of reviews of my books mention the “natural diversity” of my characters and this is…

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Be Still My Heart: 10 Love Stories Totally Worth the Wait!

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Be still my heart! Between the new episodes of Outlander and Arrow, this has been a pretty great week for romance. And not just any standard romance either, but love stories that we have been pining over, desperately waiting for our favorite couples to reunite.   On Outlander, we finally got our Print Shop Scene, with Claire and Jamie reuniting after spending 20 years – and technically a couple of centuries – apart. As a longtime Outlander fan (of both the show and the books!), it was everything I could have dreamed of and more. Awkward, sweet, and crazy romantic. Don’t even get me started on the basically 45 minute sex scene that followed. When it comes to Arrow, Oliver and Felicity…

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Anne with an E is on Netflix and our Younger Selves are Rejoicing!

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Childhood lives! The Anne of Green Gables reboot, Anne with an E, is officially on Netflix and I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited about anything in my entire life. The show, called Anne With an E, premiered on May 12, and follows the first Anne Shirley book, written by Lucy Maud Montgomery in 1908. Anne is originally a Canadian TV show on CBC and partially filmed on Prince Edward Island, where the iconic story takes place. Netflix has distributed the series worldwide. For those (very, very few) of you who don’t know the premise, Anne Shirley (Amybeth McNulty) is a romantic and imaginative orphan taken in by the Cuthberts, an elderly brother and sister who run a struggling…

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Top 5 Heroines We Want to be our Bestie

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As much as I love my book boyfriends, I also have a soft spot for the ladies. I might not want to make out with them in quite the same way, but I definitely want to hang out, watch Netflix, drink tea and complain about our love lives. You know, typical girls’ night activities. I call these women my book BFFs; those characters I know I’d be best friends with if we were to ever meet in real life. And they were, you know, real. So in honor of those endlessly interesting female characters, here are my top five book besties, in no particular order. Hazel Grace: The Fault in Our Stars, John Green Diagnosed with terminal cancer and placed…

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Deck the halls with YA gifts

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It’s the holiday season and most of us are already knee-deep into gift buying. And while some people are fairly easy (hope you like that iTunes gift card again, Dad!), others can be a little more difficult. Take fans of young adult novels for instance: it’s not always easy to predict the hottest books or best reader-inspired presents. But if you have a Twilight-loving, Hunger Games-obsessed person to shop for, have no fear. Whether they’re a teen or an adult, here are the perfect presents for the YA lover in your life: My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories edited by Stephanie Perkins (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2014) This holiday-themed anthology includes stories by almost every famous YA author…

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Try Thanksgiving dinner with a literary setting

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Thanksgiving is about a week away, which means it’s time to start buying those turkeys and getting out the nice china you keep in a box in the back of your closet. Planning for the big feast can be stressful—almost all energy goes into the food, while most people are lucky to even toss a tablecloth down before their relatives are diving into the mashed potatoes. Why not try something a little different this year? Literature-inspired table settings are a great way to make your decorations as impressive as your cranberry sauce. We guarantee that a Moby-Dick or Anne of Green Gables table will please all of your guests—even those picky in-laws. So here are five settings inspired by classic…

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Rebellious teen Holden would definitely be rocking some leather in the 21st century

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Last week we designed looks for classic-novel heroines, and now it’s time to dress the men. Find out what Holden Caulfield might wear as he wanders a 21st century New York, or what social-climbing Pip would put on before visiting Mrs. Havisham in her dilapidated mansion. These four men are definitely well-dressed, and—for some reason—considerably hotter when you picture them in modern clothes. First, the covers to get you in the mood.   And on to our dapper heroes! Great Expectations: Pip   A modern day Pip would be a little bit trendy and a little bit classic. His roots wouldn’t necessarily reflect who he has become, but his look would always have a touch of this-guy-is-trying-too-hard. Still, he’d definitely gain…

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